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DoE grants Barakah One electricity generation licence


ABU DHABI, 25th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Department of Energy, DoE, recently issued an 'Electricity Generation Licence' to Barakah One Company, the joint venture subsidiary company owned by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, and the Korea Electric Power Corporation, KEPCO.

The licence is a key regulatory requirement before operation of the peaceful Barakah Nuclear Energy Plants in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi.

The Electricity Generation Licence from DoE is an important milestone in advance of Nawah, the operating and maintenance subsidiary of ENEC and KEPCO obtaining the Operating License from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, FANR. DoE’s assessment and analysis has confirmed that Barakah One Company has met the requirements necessary to obtain the electricity generation licence.

Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, DoE Chairman, said that generating electricity from nuclear energy is one of the best long-term solutions for the production of clean, efficient and reliable power to support UAE’s continued economic growth and diversification.

He expressed his pride in the fact that the UAE is the first country in the Gulf region to have started such an ambitious journey towards the future, adding that the Electricity Generation Licence granted to Barakah One Company is the first of its kind in the region that will ultimately allow it to generate electricity from peaceful nuclear energy.

Al Marar added, "One of the strategic objectives of the Department of Energy is to guarantee energy security and sufficient supplies of energy, thus we look forward to strengthening our cooperation with Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries to support the delivery of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme and to promote sustainability in our nation, as well as to meet the economic aspirations and needs of coming generations."

"Barakah One Company has demonstrated its commitment to all requirements which reflects the completion of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in line with the highest standards of safety, security, quality and transparency," the DoE Chairman concluded.

WAM/Nour Salman